Learning From Polyamory’s Experiences With The Media

Pepper Mint #cconpoly CatalystCon West - September 29, 2013

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  1. While there are many problems with the depiction of polyamory in the media, poly people have been represented significantly better than some other sexual minority groups when it comes to the press. This presentation will start with a discussion of media experiences by polyamory activists and move on to a roundtable discussion of sexual minority media strategies and tips. We will talk about getting human interest stories, handling journalists and talk show hosts, alternative media outlets, and so on. We will also talk about problems that sexual minorities face in the media: a lack of diverse representation, hit pieces based on criminal cases, sensationalization and sexualization, etc.
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